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Jul 23, 2012 10:00am EDT
they really care about books. >> august 4 and fifth on c-span2. >> the use of drums domestically continues to rise. there will be 300,000 runs in the sky by 2020. they are used by some federal agencies in college. we will hear from a college professor who is able to hijack a civilian drone to show their vulnerabilities. >> the committee will come to order. first, as a matter of business, and he is running late. i would ask unanimous consent as a member of the said committee for this hearing. seeing no objection, do you have any objection? [laughter] i now recognize myself for an opening statement. our ability for the border. they began first looking at these drones back in 2004. now they own 10 uas aircraft. they have been used for bridges, levies, riverbed at risk of flooding, and assisted with national guard resources responding to local flooding. they have also gained support of others. the systems have become a force multiplier for military operations and for border security. we are on the edge of a new horizon. currently there are 200 active certificates of authorization issued by the
CSPAN
Jul 6, 2012 2:00pm EDT
in the crowd. >> it is the july 4 weekend. dave is a teacher at carnegie mellon. what the u.s. expect to hear from the president today? >> i want to see him, and i have such respect for the government under his leadership. e>> i am from philadelphia. the reason i came here today is the first time to see the president in person. >> you are from los angeles. >> i am here for the pre-college program at carnegie mellon. >> so this is a lesson in politics? >> yes, it is, and is cool to see him a hundred feet away. he is right in my front yard. it will be interesting. >> what do you expect to learn today? >> not only how particulate he is, because i have heard he is an amazing speaker, but how he gets people to vote for him and his different maneuvers and tactics. >> where are you from? >> i am here from los angeles, a stint in the pre-college -- a student in the pre-college program in musical theater. i am excited about it. >> you have been here for a couple of hours. what do you want to hear from the president? >> i am not here to hear anything from him, but i want him to know that i support him,
CSPAN
Jul 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
companies -- obamacare is a great handout to insurance companies to my perspective. you want to make us look like we're supporting the insurance companies. it was you all who went hand in hand with the insurance companies. you set it up so they couldn't lose. you made them regulate utilities. they're guaranteed a profit every year as a result of the individual mandate. it's the democrats who are helping the insurance companies and that point has not been made. you talk out of both sides of your mouths and that's a perfect example of what goes on in the book 1984. allowing them to do that, allowing them to create this regulated utility helps the insurance companies. then you say only they gain from the repeal. no mr. pallone. the american people gain from the repeal of this. we gain our freedom again. the difference between the liberals in in country and the conservatives is the issue of freedom. you and your colleagues want the government to control every aspect of our lives. we do not believe in that. we want this to continue to be the greatest country in the world and what makes us the gre
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Jul 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
, that our enemies are going to always try to take advantage of us, negotiation is the only way they can be influenced is by assertion of american power and action rather than dialogue. he will try to characterize obama has not even that regard. and then the world -- as naive in that regard. he will say the successes, especially the killing of osama bin laden, were not because of anything obama did, but because they follow the prescription established by the bush administration since 9/11. the successes are not due to him, but because of the framework had been established prior to him taking office. i think those are going to be the main lines of the romney argument against obama. where is my slide? what are some of the arguments that -- the issues he will use to try to support these lines of argument? obama tried to close guantanamo bay. this was not leave, wrong, he was forced not to do it by congress and public opinion. as i said, he tried to reach out to ahmadinejad and iran to try to deal with the nuclear program. he was rebuffed. romney will say this showed america's weakness and l
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Jul 31, 2012 1:00am EDT
-- hear, has evolved a sound response to the historic change in the middle east. the u.s. has deep political, economic, and moral interests in the outcome of the arab awakening. the fact the awakening has produced a free elections in countries like tunisia and libya, while it is challenging, it raises new challenges of its own. how will parties governed? what steps will they take to protect individual rights, including those of women and religious minorities and what can be done to reduce sectarian violence? the state department's report on religious freedom, and we have ambassador cook with us today, that report which was released today examines many of these issues and is the theme of the secretary's remarks. no one who has followed her career over decades in doubt that secretary clinton as a personal commitment to freedom of expression and human rights that runs deep and strong in her veins. her intelligence and willingness to speak louldy t-- loudly truth has made her an effective secretary of state. we are delighted to have for today. please join me in welcoming secretary clin
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Jul 24, 2012 1:00am EDT
of the federal role. let us look at what the olympics due to any country that gets them in today's world. my wife and i went to japan to see the olympics put on in japan. we read the japanese newspapers. we did not come up with a firm figure. the japanese newspaper speculated that the total amount japan as the country spent in order to put on the olympics was a $13 billion. highest figure i read was $18 billion. given the kind of accounting sleight of hand that accompanied the japanese olympics, i think the higher figure is the accurate one. even if we take a lower figure, japan decided they could not put on an olympics or the of world attention without making such infrastructure improvements as to spend ultimately $13 billion. i participated in the benefits of that. i rode the bullet train from downtown tokyo to were the olympics were held. they decided they could not put in the olympics without putting a bullet train. we viewed the olympics as basically a scoring event. the rest of the world use the olympics very differently and once a country is awarded the olympics to one of its host cities,
CSPAN
Jul 20, 2012 2:00pm EDT
it is an application using the technology. does that make does that make sense? >> it does. i will study it more and have more for all of you. a big question we have is how federal regulation is effecting what you are doing and i suspect senator alexander will cover that in his opportunity. senator bingaman. >> thank you for your testimony. but me follow up with this issue of the redesign of these courses that dr. twigg has been talking about. at the university of new mexico we have had a grant from your organization that has allowed us to put in place a redesign of the first-year psychology course, which has been successful, students are doing better, learning more, and enjoy in it. the obvious question that comes to me it is technology has changed a lot of things in our society and an -- me as technology has changed a lot of things in our society, and we are just beginning to see it in education. if you have a group of faculty from wherever designed a course in introductory psychology or any other subject, why is the course not appropriate to be offered online everywhere in
CSPAN
Jul 9, 2012 8:00pm EDT
care reform. . we need to make sure it is implemented, we are doing what the american people sent us here to do. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. >> i send to the desk a rule for filing under the rule. the clerk: report to accompany house resolution 74, resolution providing for consideration of the bill h.r. 6079 to repeal the patient protection and health care related provisions in the health care and education reconciliation act of 2010. the speaker pro tempore: referred to the house calendar and ordered printed. under the speaker's announced policy of january 5, 2011, the gentleman from texas, mr. gohmert, is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the majority leader. the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. gohmert: these can be the best of times and the worst of times. there's still so much potential this country has so much in the way of assets, but it is interesting to hear my friends across the aisle talk about the wonders of obamacare, but i know this president has said before, if you make more than $250,000, you won't ever have you
CSPAN
Jul 10, 2012 1:00am EDT
love that expression that you all use when you want government to take over some issue. let it be comprehensive. that is the code word for that. my colleague from new york mentioned that college graduates need to be covered by obamacare because they cannot get jobs. republicans have sent over 30 bills over to the senate that would help create an environment for creating jobs. we know that government does not create jobs but we help create an environment. we need to look at not the symptoms, we need to look at the causes that are creating, that are forcing so many young people not to be able to get jobs after their college education. the economy is in such bad shape and we are spending so much money at the federal level. i also want to say that our motives are often impugned on this side of the aisle by our colleagues. the implication is that we do not care about women, children, if we do not vote for government takeover of our lives. i would like to point out that there were many democrats who voted no on the obamacare bill and i suspect that there will be some democrats who
CSPAN
Jul 3, 2012 1:00am EDT
in regions like europe, -- purred to early in regions like europe, africa and latin america. we much use our best skills and systems to build a new alliance, new partnerships, throughout the world by engaging in exercises in training and assistance and an innovative rotation of the claimant. the benefits of this emphasis on a partner approach to security or apparent to me during a trip that i take to columbia in april. there the united states has spent years training and acquiting the military to take on the park of trafficking organizations that have pledged that nation and others. not only has columbia made significant gains over the past few years against this issue, it is helping to combat trafficking in central america. columbia is now one of 14 countries working cooperatively to disruptnarco traffickers in central america. i visited brazil and chile. i sought demonstrations that they're growing military capabilities that are enabling them to contribute to security in central america and africa and across the globe. what i saw in these countries reinforced a new reality. in the past, th
CSPAN
Jul 30, 2012 10:00am EDT
is allowing us to trace this back. we had radio added vacation frequency tags. it contains all the information from. where the food came com is a good idea that they could scan. host: we have been talking about food safety. richard williams, former director of food safety. thank you for coming in and talking with us. that is all for "washington journal" thank you for joining as. we will now go to csis for a drug policy in america is forum. >> could morning. -- good morning. if we all could take hours seats. i live like to welcome you to . in the director of the americas program. it is great to see this turn out on a monday morning. we have a special guest and a compelling program. it is a privilege to bring this program to you here today. before we get started, a couple of administrative details. please turn your cell phones to vibrate mode. during the question and answer session, i ask that you raise your hand so that one of our staff members can get a microphone over to you so that we can all hear the question that you have are the brief commentary that you may have. when you do speak, it co
CSPAN
Jul 2, 2012 8:00pm EDT
partnerships. it will also strengthen stability -- security capabilities. he delivered remarks at the u.s. institute of peace for just under an hour. >> good afternoon. we are delighted you are with us for a special presentation. i am the president of the institute. to start the evening off with -- it is my special pleasure to welcome the germans -- chairman of the board of the institute of peace, rabin west. -- robin west. >> thank you, dick. i am robin west, chairman of the board of directors for the institute of peace. good evening and welcome to the acheson lecture. this is the fifth lecture. we welcome you to the george shultz great hall of the headquarters of the u.s. institute of peace. this building symbolizes our belief that peace is restoring hope of humanity. it is located on the national mall. it is a statement of how we want to see ourselves in the world and the world to see us. this building was achieved through a public-private partnership. congress was supportive, as was the private sector. one of the first and most generous was lockheed martin. it has helped support the l
CSPAN
Jul 6, 2012 10:30pm EDT
much for allowing us and sharing, to know your stories, sharing your stories with us. it's an honor for us, or at least for me, to hear your stories. you are such an inspirational group. and my question is, how can someone like me, i live in mexico, i just came here for the summer, how can i have an effect, how can i help, and not only me, how can people around the world help into this issue? because i have been following up since several years ago and it's truly important how even i go to congresses, where they were going to speak about peace, they end up speaking about how they don't want -- they want to continue being divided and it makes me feel really small sometimes because the politicians are very hard-minded sometimes. i just want to know how can someone like me help and contribute to a solution? thank you. >> if i can maybe answer your question first. although i'm not from the region, i think dish want to refer to robert kennedy's speech about the ripples of hope. robert kennedy was an american visiting south africa and i think there are actually some people that named thei
CSPAN
Jul 24, 2012 6:00am EDT
is not part of our budget because we do not know what the number is. it is confidential to us. the gao estimates it would be it would be a -- it would be a $200 million service to make sure we interdict any kind of an appropriate entry into this country and we provide absolute security against those types of acts, terrorist acts in and around the olympic city. i am convinced under the direction of the fbi and want to make it clear, i have no direction for that anti- terrorist security efforts. that is directed by the fbi and the agencies that work together with them under their direction i am convinced we will have six games. - safe games. we have some things going for us. we're a long way away from anywhere in the middle of the mountains and hopefully that will give us an opportunity to make sure we have absolute security for the people who come to this games, particularly our athletes and officials and elected officials. >> you spoke movingly of van jansen picking himself up on the track. do you see yourself running for the senate? >> i did not just fall, i got crushed. it is hard to
CSPAN
Jul 20, 2012 10:30pm EDT
. [laughter] that is one. i used to congress on your corner. hear you say, i'm going to do this. it is the most intimate form of government. they did not hear your message about the telephone. [laughter] let me say this. we are having -- this is a pet peeve so thank you. this discussion about all that matters is tax rate is ridiculous. i cut upper head tax rates by 50% and by the time my term is out, we will eliminate it. tax breaks matter. -- tax rates matter. but any business person will also tell you the quality of a workforce matters. can they get goods and services efficiently? is government transparent? this year, we had 147 business places on the books. we had more than l.a., phoenix, and philadelphia combined. we massively consolidated them down to 43. i do not like you focusing on city hall. i want you focusing on your customer. my favorite example of this consolidation was if you buy a dog, they need a license. if he so the caller, you need another license. if you want to offer the service of watching the dog, you need another license. i was just looking for a kid to b
CSPAN
Jul 16, 2012 10:00am EDT
with a form on u.s. border security and ordered management strategies this afternoon right here on c-span. >> pandora personalize and that radio. >> panasonic has a wide range of products. >> you can think of it like a computer-controlled hot glue gun. >> a look at the latest in technology from a consumer electronics association technology fair on capitol hill tonight at 8:00 eastern on "the communicators appear "on c-span 2. >> the nation's governors gathered in williamsburg, virginia over the weekend for the national governors' association annual meeting. on saturday, the health and human services committee held an hour and a half session focusing on innovative strategies to improve health systems and lower medicaid costs. the governor of all i was serves as the committee chair with the governor of illinois serving as the vice chair. i believe every governor is interested in improving the service delivery which is providing ways to control the cost within the medicaid program. it is a program that has been demanding an increasing share of our overall state budgets are the last doze
CSPAN
Jul 13, 2012 2:00pm EDT
and that often kills them. to put a little close on this and a chance for us to converse, what is fascinating is the degree of duality in the great executive we studied. for example, is it 20 mile marching or defining moment in their capacity to do both? 20 mile marches with discipline and superb performance in a defining luck event moments that are out of their control. why did they do so much better? in the book, we noticed that over time, great executives will recall people had the genius of "and"as opposed to the tyranny of "or." it is humility and will. it is confront the brutal facts and having faith. it is productive and paranoid. when we stand back and look at a truly great enterprise, we see a huge duality under any great enterprise. that is what we call, preserved because for and stimulate progress - the core and stimulate progress. no great company exists if it does not have a core or stimulates progress. they are willing to change their practices, their strategies, there structures without compromising core values. they understand the difference between their core values and their
CSPAN
Jul 13, 2012 8:00pm EDT
the american dream. that is what binds us all together. [applause] the reason that i think so many of us came together in 2008 was because we saw the for a decade, that dream was slipping away. there were too many people who were working hard but not seen their incomes or wages go up. we had taken a surplus and turned it into a deficit. we were running to wars on a credit card. job growth was the most sluggish it has been in 50 years. there was a sense that those who were in charge did not feel responsible and so we came together to say we are going to get about the kinds of changes that allow us to get back to those basics. allow us to restore and live out those values. but we did not realize that some of the recklessness, some of that irresponsibility would lead to the worst financial crisis we have seen since the great depression. i do not need to tell you what we have been through over the last three and a half years because you have lived it. job, toofolks lost many people saw their savings take a hit. but you know what is giving me confidence and faith is the fact that as i have travell
CSPAN
Jul 30, 2012 8:00pm EDT
the baton has been passed to people who are serious in protecting freedom and how that in itself makes us exceptional, because we are at the light of the world. if we accomplish it here, others will follow. thank you so much. thank you for everything. >> coming up, hillary clinton talks about religious freedom. then the white house drug- control policy director on the strategy to combat drug trafficking. later, two events from the cato institute. the beginning of economic growth in the industrialized world, followed by the origins of the state. hillary clinton said recent allegations against her longtime aide huma abedin has no place in our politics. her remarks came as she spoke at the carnegie institute on the subject of religious freedom. monday the state department released its report on international religious freedom. this is just under an hour. >> it is an enormous pleasure for me to welcome my friend and secretary of state hillary clinton to the carnegie endowment. for the last 3 1/2 years, secretary clinton has traveled the globe relentlessly, visiting more countries, and i'm fai
CSPAN
Jul 13, 2012 10:30pm EDT
not keeping the burden on either one of you. for a lot of us, we're trying to figure out how can we be accountable. we do not want to blame somebody else. that doesn't cut it to our employers. >> we have to stop pointing fingers. these false debates do not move anything for. i met in the state, i will not name it, with a number of superintendents. i asked the employers, how many of the high-school graduates are ready to come and your place of work? they said, less than 50%. and the room got quiet. they had never -- these were all good hearted people in the same community. they had never talked. somehow, whenever you can do, whenever we can do to facilitate both skidding past educators running business, they do not get it. so much mutual self-interest, but they had never had a conversation. that is what we have to figure out. >> we're in the middle of doing that, region by region. bringing the largest employers with their educators. we are guilty of this as governors, but you talk about having -- we want to be as tight as we can on the standards and as loose on how we get there. i kn
CSPAN
Jul 23, 2012 8:00pm EDT
they are overregulated and i have used example after example on this very floor where i have met with the private sector with these businesses and they have said, we had to re-invest all of our capital into just making sure that we are dotting the i and crossing the t, when all of that capital could be reinvested in creating jobs. what we have on the floor this week is a series of bills -- and i know, mr. quayle of arizona is here to talk about his incorporation in this bill, but there are -- let's see, one to seven different ideas incorporated into this one bill that is going to ease regulations in this country on businesses in different ways. and so i think tonight, as the gentleman from colorado has already suggested, we can have a real frank discussion, because this is about being honest with the american people. i get asked the question, what are you doing -- what is congress doing? this is what we are doing. and why our friends in the senate for the life of me i do not understand nor the people i represent in southeast alabama understand why mr. reid and those in the senate will take up these very
CSPAN
Jul 28, 2012 6:00am EDT
is the most effective way for us to encourage young people to join the conservative movement? >> i think the starting points are two things. one is -- do they like having a job? would they rather live in a future where there are a lot more jobs, opportunity, and take-home pay and a lot more choices or one where we all come to resemble downtown detroit? second is a question of freedom. do they want to live any world where they get to define their future and make their choices or do they want to live in the world or somebody in washington, d.c., and an unknown bureaucracy issues. regulation that the deregulation is to define their life? would that work? ok. i am not a young person. i don't know what works. >> thank you, mr. speaker. from north dakota state university -- >> that is why he kept nodding, yes. >> thank you so much for pointing out the successes we have had. -- and the state of north dakota, especially of the energy in this day. but to take my question in the different direction -- how do we when the culture war in this country and win the cultural battle for conservative soul
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Jul 6, 2012 8:00pm EDT
announced that unemployment remained at 8.2% for the month of june, with u.s. employers adding just 80,000 new jobs. mitt romney said the report showed the economic policies have not gotten america working again. the president is going to have to take responsibility for it. here are his comments. >> good morning. we have seen the jobs report this morning, and it is another kick in the gut to middle-class families. it is consistent with what i have heard as i have gone across the country and met with families in their homes, in cafes and restaurants and in break rooms. american families are struggling. there is a lot of misery in america today. these numbers understate what people are feeling, and the amount of pain occurring in middle-class america. not only is the 8.2% number unacceptably high, and one that has been in place for over 41 months, but in addition, if you look at the broader analysis of people who are out of work or have dropped out of the work force, or that are underemployed in part-time jobs, needed full- time work, it is almost 15% of the american public. there are th
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Jul 14, 2012 6:00am EDT
where the speaker is sitting right behind us, addressing those assembled burgesses, including washington and others that would set in these plays. the place where patrick henry in 1765 railed against the stamp act. this place in this entire premises, rich in history from williamsburg to jamestown. this also is the place where i was inaugurated in 2005 as attorney general, the first inauguration since 1779, so it was a real honor to be inaugurated in this place. i could not think of a better place for the governors like the ones that we hear, as well as the one who joined us earlier. i cannot think of a better place for governors who love the country, who love the rich history of america, whatever stayed there from, i know they join me that believing that this is the greatest and prosperous country on work in frigid on earth and we want to do things that are positive and effective anarchic respective states to keep this great land of liberty alive and well. coming back to the roots of jamestown and williamsburg and being inspired by the founders to walk in the footsteps of the founders, s
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Jul 27, 2012 10:30pm EDT
document and find ways to embarrass you or ought to you. they use that as a way to apply political pressure. it has an undesirable outcomes for the economy. that is the specific issue being talked about here with the independent. the question of secrecy is a tougher one for bell said. -- for the fed. ino, my own experience with the current group of fed officials is that they are mostly sincere in their desire to improve the economy. but, you cannot imagine a situation where you had some degree of correction or alter your motives. -- of corruption or alterior motives. if that situation arose, i do not know what would catch that sort of problem in a quick way. i think both sides look at this too simplistically. there are real important independent issues and a legitimate secrecy concerns. host: when will we know the outcome of the decision making? guest: the fed will release the minutes in three weeks. next week, they will meet. the minute sketch out what they discussed and what they see the options are. you do not see the transcripts until five years later. we actually will not seek transcri
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Jul 27, 2012 2:00pm EDT
you like to write a column for us? that was a turning point for me and it did teach me, look, do not dismiss things that you might think is that really in my job description, lost? it does not mean you can take abuse. taking your self available and making yourself willing to do that stuff, because when you are young a lot of the people above you, it takes a lot of money per hour for them to take notes at a meeting. that was a good investment for the coumpany. another thought on basic career advice, this town is about who you know. that does not have to be a nasty thing. when i got here, i will make it on my own, i do not need to know any people. you can make it on your merit, but there's something i did not realize as a young person, that is just how human relationships work. i will say this about making connections -- in washington we have a bunch of happy hours and what not and specifically meetings for connecting the other people who might help you in your career. your connections will be away more helpful to you if you actually have a connection with them. the happy hours are
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Jul 20, 2012 8:00pm EDT
will cut to news of a tragedy that reminds us of all the ways that we are united as one american family. by now, many of you know or have heard that a few miles outside of denver in a town called aurora, at least 12 people were killed when a gunman opened fired in a movie theater. dozens more are being treated for injuries at a local hospital. some of the victims are being treated at eight children's hospital. we are still gathering all of the facts about what happened in iraq. what we know is that police have one suspect in custody and the federal government stands ready to do what ever is necessary to bring war is irresponsible for this crime to justice. ring who ever is responsible for this crime to justice. i had the chance to speak with the mayor of colorado to express on behalf of myself, michelle, and the entire american family of who heartbroken we are. even as we learned how this happened and who is responsible, we may never understand what les anyone to terrorize their fellow human beings like this. such violence, such evil is senseless. it is beyond reason. while we may never
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Jul 7, 2012 6:00am EDT
without using article 5. our founding fathers had great faith in us. it is time that we had faith in ourselves. [applause] restoringfreedom.org. please come up and meet the senator and learn how you can be part of what they are doing. certainly, this week has remind us in the eurozone ruling and in the obamacare ruling that those of us who thought that judges were some sort of magic savior to get constitutional government back in america, it will not be that way. we are too for gagne. we have to save ourselves from the bottom up. this effort will be part of it. what about the past we go if things do not turn around in this election ending the day by day, not just on election day, what is america's future? those who have lived under communism have seen america's future because it is their past. they fled in. they are amongst us as witnesses. martin fled communism not once, but ties. tell us briefly about how you hopeoncprized and what you delegates will seek you out? >> good evening. [applause] first of all, i would like to thank mr. dejon interest because he is the first and only
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Jul 16, 2012 8:00pm EDT
, a forum on what the -- on what role the u.s. should be in in syria. and then president obama campaigns and ohio. >> let me say that again. my agenda is not to put in place a series of policies a lot of attention and applause. my policy will be create jobs for the american people. i do not have a hidden agenda. i submit to you this, if you want a president who will make things better in the african- american community, you are looking at him. you take a look. >> nit romney and vice-president joe biden spoke at the naacp national convention in houston. >> just close your eyes and imagine, imagine what the romney justice department will look like. imagine when his senior invited a -- adviser on constitutional issues is robert bork. imagine the recommendations for who is likely to be picked as attorney general and head of the civil rights division, or those other incredibly important positions at justice. >> patty murray says she and other democrats are ok to let the bush era tax cuts to expire if republicans do not agree to a deficit deal that includes significant additional revenue. sena
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Jul 17, 2012 6:00am EDT
there on other aspects of navy ship building, and just using rough, historical guides. usually those programs will be cut in size. so there's preferences here favoring reductions in the sizes of the nuclear force. there's complexity in how the bomber fits into that. they don't want a new bomber, but there's also budget realities that are also in play which suggests this will be tough to manage over the next decade. again for detail on that, take a look atstimson's other report. >> understanding the comprehensiveness of the budget report. >> we've not addressed what other countries spend, if that's what you're asking. >> there is a part of the poll which people were given information about what the united states spends as a whole. >> i was wondering if you guys provide information and address the subject that u.s. spending in other countries were cut rate reduction. >> not as a stand alone question, no. >> you seem very confident that we're heading towards a period of decline in defense spending, and yet we have a presidential candidate, mitt romney running very close to the president in recen
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Jul 2, 2012 10:00am EDT
. host: alan fisher joining us this morning from the d.c. bureau. thank you so much. later on this week, as we continue this year is looking for news operations of the u.s., we will talk to deutsche abela, the german news agency. on wednesday, "voice of america." "nhk" on thursday. friday we will round things out with "bbc america." thank you for joining us. we will be back tomorrow at 7:00 eastern time. sp[captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> here is a look at what is coming up live today on c-span. at 10:30 eastern, we will go to london for remarks from british prime minister david cameron following last week's european leaders summit on the debt crisis. european union heads agreed on banking and financial measures to assist economies like spain and italy. we will have live coverage at 10:30 eastern. at 12:30, the heads of the national education association will give the keynote address at the annual meeting looking at the role of the teachers' union and education reform. live at 12:30 eastern. live at 1:30,
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Jul 27, 2012 8:00pm EDT
this bill once again everybody understands how committed all of us are, republicans and democrats, as americans, to our friends and making sure israel is safe and secure. leon panetta, our secretary of defense, will travel to israel to further consult and find additional ways that we can ensure such cooperation at a time when frankly the region is experiencing heightened tensions. with that, let me sign this bill, and i want to thank all of those standing beside me for their outstanding leadership and an outstanding work on this issue. i will make sure i am using enough pens so everybody gets one. there you go. >> thank you, mr. president. >> thank you so much. [unintelligible] >> thank you so much. >> thank you, guys. had a great weekend. >> link the signing, barbara boxer and congressman howard berman of california talked with reporters outside the white house. >> hi, everybody. i am senator barbara boxer from california, and this is congressman howard berman, and we're so pleased and grateful to this president for signing what i consider to be the most comprehensive american-is
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Jul 9, 2012 10:00am EDT
. i used my line item veto authority to veto $360 million in special interest spending. 2013 is still smaller than fiscal year 2008 and fiscal year budget. pretty good budgetary success. we are happy with it. we feel we can do better. there is one thing that did not happen. we will continue to talk about it. that is tax cut for middle-class new jersey people. the president is going to propose extending tax relief for middle-class americans. in new jersey despite problems that we have had for taxes that have happened, it's a tax cut was left on the table. i was advocating for a tin% and come -- 10% income-tax reduction. new jersey has one of the highest. we believe that reducing rates across the board would be one of the best ways to make new jersey were competitive with our neighbors. our tax rates are higher than the state of new york, connecticut. our neighbor in pennsylvania has a top rate of 3%. when you're competing in the job market we are competing in, states are fiercely competing with each other. two ways that they provide infrastructure and higher education. you are competin
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Jul 17, 2012 1:00am EDT
for damage to the full faith and credit of the u.s. government. the reason we're going over the cliff is because of the aggregate demand. you do not pull that much aggregate demand in the first few weeks. and make most things retroactive to january 1. it would create uncertainty saar have asked a number of wall street types -- so i have asked a number of wall street types about this. you would get volatility to my interest rates might go up, but if you then get the deal, that would fadeaway and what is striking is the paper put out by the carlyle group. it cannot get much more establishment. they basically say there is a risk of going into january but the bigger risks to the economy is kicking the can down the road and not addressing the deficit said at all. and the tax reform issue, this is a challenge and risk to both parties. everybody talks a good game on tax expenditures. he mentioned at all and i forget the second. there were really tiny. -- they were really tiny. it is striking about all these plans, cut tax rates and pay for with tax expenditures. they have one specific and th
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Jul 21, 2012 6:00am EDT
that the ways they have used to deal with this situation are not working and producing the results that we want. if the obama administration is going to be always focused on winning this election and will forget about syria, by the time the election comes, assuming they win, we may not have a country that is viable at that stage. a wmd may have already been used. the facts on the ground are unpredictable. we do not always know what is going to happen. there'll be more killing, potentially a disaster. exactly at what rate -- will it be tomorrow that you have a large massacre, or the day after? will another part of damascus get under the regime's control? will we start having killings now? these are the kinds of unpredictable elements that will happen. the timing will follow the trends -- they may not be predictable, but the pattern is there. even with intervention, it will be -- the trip will be a long process. -- it will be a long process of putting the pieces of the puzzle back together, even with intervention. without intervention, the pieces will not be put back together. there are the ramif
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